Origin in Death
- Publish Date: 2006-01-31
- Binding: Mass Market Paperback
- Author: J. D. Robb
Detective Eve Dallas tracks the cunning, cold-blooded killer of a doctor and his son in this novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling In Death series.
A pioneer of modern reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Wilfred B. Icove, is found dead in his officemurdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security disks show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the buildingthe doctors final appointment.
Known as Dr. Perfect, the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something and suspects that his sonand successorknows what it is. Then, like father, like son, the young Dr. Icove is killedwith the same deadly precision.
But who is the mystery womanand what was her relationship with the good doctors? While her husband, Roarke, works behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves pasts. What she discovers are men driven to create perfectionplaying fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity